Thursday, November 19, 2015

More than ever before, businesses rely on a diverse fleet of mobile devices to conduct daily operations. From on-the-go business calls to iPad sales presentations, the list of applications is endless for a seemingly endless supply of mobile technology.

There’s a lot to love about technology advancement, but there’s also a lot of regular maintenance tasks needed to ensure these devices are secure and effective.

As a business owner, managing all the upgrades and updates for these devices is a full-time job. If you’re lucky enough to have an IT department, this is typically its area of expertise. However, there’s an even better way to manage your devices, and that’s with mobile device management (MDM).

What Is Mobile Management?

Mobile management utilizes cloud–based technology to help businesses manage all company devices, as well as devices owned by employees that are used to access company servers, data, or software. You can update operating systems, install encryption software, even limit access on specific company data—all from remote access that can be controlled from just about anywhere in the world.

Central Features

Significant feature of MDM include:

  • Monitoring multiple company devices from a single software portal
  • Reinforced encryption
  • Time controls that automatically lock devices when inactive
  • Management of personal passcodes for multiple users
  • Keeping company data from merging with personal applications
  • No limits for employees who need to travel
  • Simplification of the onboarding process for new employees
  • Assigning new software, apps, and updates to every device from one central installation point

Benefits of Mobile Management

There are several business and employee benefits to utilizing a mobile management system. First, the businesses will save a large amount of time through the various processes that will become streamlined or automated through mobile management. Your IT department will have much greater control over company devices, as well as personal devices user by employees.

Additionally, as BYOD (bring your own device) polices become more realistic for businesses, employees will enjoy the freedom to choose their devices and operating systems of choice, which in turn will improve efficiency.

Mobile management is a great way to save time and money while improving the overall security of your business data and devices. When it comes to management, mobile is a great solution.